Rebecca Fox

Staff remember the old days

Staff remember the old days

Elaine Day, Marlene Arthur and Bev Jackson remember the old days working at Calder Mackay, a furniture store in Rattray St from the 1930s to 1980s, with other store workers at a reunion in South Dunedin on Saturday.

Rains spur explosion of rabbits

Rains spur explosion of rabbits

Otago's increasing rabbit problem has been exacerbated by the heavy rainfall in the region in the past month, the Otago Regional Council says.

Central driest place in NZ in 2010

Central driest place in NZ in 2010

Central Otago was the driest spot in New Zealand in 2010.

Future looking brighter

Future looking brighter

It has been a dream of Malcam Charitable Trust's Malcolm Cameron for one of his Project Green participants to earn an apprenticeship.

Sea lions moving further afield to have pups, Doc says

Sea lions moving further afield to have pups, Doc says

Otago's colony of endangered New Zealand sea lions appears to be moving further afield to give birth, with the discovery of a sea lion and her pup on one of Dunedin's northern beaches.

Free as a bird

Free as a bird

Department of Conservation community relations ranger Liz Sherwood releases a mollymawk from the wharf at the Portobello aquarium this week, watched by communications ranger Claudia Barbirat and visitors to the aquarium.

Doc ranger takes on new role

Doc ranger takes on new role

Eight of the 10 South Island mini-documentaries Meet the Locals being made this season will be filmed in coastal Otago and feature a new presenter, Department of Conservation Coastal Otago ranger Les Judd.

Stormy Christmas weather breaks records

Stormy Christmas weather breaks records

Stormy weather which hit Otago late last month set records and provided half the region's December rainfall in one day.

Grace learns to eat

Grace learns to eat

Taking a gamble on an expensive trip to the other side of the world to seek medical treatment for their daughter Grace was the best thing they could have done, her mother Pip Hughes says.

Non-compliant anglers a small 'blip' at Christmas

Anglers in Otago have generally been abiding by the regulations except for four at Lake Mahinerangi just after Christmas.